EASY AND SLOW

Traditional

Gordon vocal & Spanish guitar

Carol vocal

 

I probably got this from the great British American singer, David Jones. I thought I got it from Tommy Makem but when cornered, he denied that. So much for memory.

 

It was down by Christchurch that I first met with Annie

A neat little girl and not a bit shy

She told me her father had come from Dungannon

And he'd take her back in the sweet bye and bye

 

And what's it to any man, whether or no

Whether I'm easy or whether I'm true

As I lifted her petticoat easy and slow

And I rolled up me sleeves for to buckle her shoe

 

Now, in city or country, a girl is a jewel

And well built for gripping, the most of them are

But any young fellow would sure be a fool

If he tried it the first time, to go a bit far

 

We wandered by Thomas Street down by the Liffey

The sun was long set and the evening grew dark

And along Whiteman's Bridge, and by God, in a jiffy

My arm was around her, out there in the park

 

So if you go down to the town of Dungannon

You may search till your eyeballs are empty and blind

Be it sitting or walking or running or standing

A girl like Annie you never will find

 

 

 

Easy and Slow is recorded on the album Because You Asked.